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250 Bowery: A Contemporary Factory

250 Bowery: A Contemporary Factory

The new building at 250 Bowery in Lower Manhattan shows a strong respect for the grid. Not just for the grid of the street in that part of town, but for the fenestration of the cast iron buildings there too. It even shows it in the layout for its condos on floors three through eight. [...]

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Raleigh’s Word of the Day: Compatible

Raleigh’s Word of the Day: Compatible

Let’s take a cue from those uber-polite Richmonders in Virginia – and just refer to it as the late unpleasantness, Because the us-versus-them, insider-versus-outlier, traditional-versus-contemporary arguments over architect Louis Cherry’s new home in Raleigh’s Historic Oakwood neighborhood has created a divisiveness that’s nearly as bitter as the Civil War. And it all seems to turn [...]

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In Raleigh, N.C., the Saga on Euclid St.

In Raleigh, N.C., the Saga on Euclid St.

Unless you’ve been swathed in media-proof bunting for the past few months, you probably couldn’t miss the unfortunate architectural saga unfolding on Euclid Street in Raleigh’s historic Oakwood neighborhood. Al Roker clucked over it on NBC’s Today show. The Seattle Times duly picked it up for the benefit of West Coast modernists. And architecture critic [...]

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Tour Two Wright Homes in California

Tour Two Wright Homes in California

The only thing better would be if Frank Lloyd Wright were on hand to field questions. Two of his homes in central California – the Walker House in Carmel and the Fawcett Residence in Los Banos – will be open for a tour on September 27. “These private homes are two extraordinary ones,” says Fallingwater [...]

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In Richmond, an Artists Coloring Book

In Richmond, an Artists Coloring Book

When artist Chuck Scalin – freshly minted with a master’s degree from Pratt Institute – arrived in Virginia to interview for a teaching position at Richmond Professional Institute during the summer of 1968, the school was known as R.P.I. By the time he returned in the fall, R.P.I. had merged with the Medical College Virginia, and [...]

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Biber: USA Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015

Biber: USA Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015

Biber Architects’ USA Pavilion at Expo Milan 2015 draws on some very American antecedents for its food-based design. Which is natural enough, since the pavilion’s a collaboration between the James Beard Foundation and the International Culinary Center, in association with the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy. “The brains in those organizations are driving the [...]

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Charley McDowell on Richard Nixon

Charley McDowell on Richard Nixon

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation from the presidency of the United States. To commemorate this event, A+A is running a passage from a column by the great Charley McDowell, which originally ran in the Richmond Times-Dispatch just hours before the resignation. It is a political travelogue of sorts, chronicling the impact [...]

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Imploded Sculptures on Park Avenue

Imploded Sculptures on Park Avenue

Seven stainless steel sculptures by Amsterdam-based German artist Ewerdt Hilgemann landed last week on New York’s Park Avenue. Entitled “Moments in a Stream,” the installation parades along the avenue in seven locations, from 52nd to 67th Streets, with large-scale pieces—some in groups of two or more—placed on grassy medians. They were created especially for Park [...]

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From Atlanta, a Kitchen by Kelly Kole

From Atlanta, a Kitchen by Kelly Kole

Kelly Kole, the Atlanta interior designer, was pleasantly surprised to get a call from Brizo Faucets not long ago. “They said: ‘Here’s the deal – we’ve got a new launch, and we want you to design a kitchen.’” The high-end faucet company was asking her to design a set that placed a new bridge faucet [...]

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A Rock-Star Kitchen from Tyler Wisler

A Rock-Star Kitchen from Tyler Wisler

The assignment for Tyler Wisler, a self-described “kick-ass interior designer,” was simple enough: Take Brizo’s newest pull-down faucet and design a kitchen environment around it. “They said: ‘Take your inspiration and go with it,’” he says. “’Give us your wish kitchen and we’ll see if we can make that happen.’” He decided to explore Artesso’s [...]

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